Body Piercing

The rise of the fashion piercing: From septum rings to multiple brow hoops, how much is too much?

Think back to Spring 2012 Couture week, when Givenchy wowed us with those memorable, over-the-top septum piercings—oversized nose rings in mixed metals, dripping with decorative chains and diamonds. Everything was overstated: heavy beading, mixed metals and hardware, and a combination of animal skins and velvets. Big hair and bright makeup accompanied the look, naturally. In the past couple …

Body Piercing

Nose Ear Lip Brow Piercings & Perception

There are various motivations for why men and women get piercings. The reasons can have a personal significance or meaning to the person getting pierced. People attribute their choice of piercings to peer pressure in some groups (high school/rock bands), enhancement of fashion and beauty, expressing individuality, cultural and spiritual traditions, addiction, sexual motivation and in …

Body Piercing

GIRLS ARE FLOCKING TO THIS LOS ANGELES PIERCER

There are several emotions you may experience when you’re about to get a fresh piercing: anxiety, fear, excitement, joy. But it’s rare that entering a piercing studio induces a sense of tranquility. Such is the mystique of famed piercer J. Colby Smith. You might remember him when we explored his closet back in New York, but more than likely, …